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[juhng-kee] /ˈdʒʌŋ ki/

noun, Informal.
a drug addict, especially one addicted to heroin.
a person with an insatiable craving for something:
a chocolate junkie.
an enthusiastic follower; fan; devotee:
a baseball junkie.
noun (pl) junkies
an informal word for a drug addict, esp one who injects heroin into himself

“drug addict,” 1923, from junk (n.1) in the narcotics sense + -y (3). Junker in the same sense is recorded from 1922. Junk for “narcotic” is older.


: Junkie logic is the ability to justify whatever needs to be done to support an addiction



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